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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 December 1897
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections.
1 The Homestead
2 Dec 26 / 97
4 Dear Fan
6 Please let me know how Nell gets on. We had a very cool Xmas day here,
7the coolest I’ve ever known – but it won’t rain. Will you,
8please, if you can remember it, send me the name in full of that
9Electric flesh brush Will used to have long ago. I want to order one
10from England; as the doctor says I must use it but can’t remember
11the name of the makers. There are some kinds very good & some very bad:
12 that was a good one.
14 Love to Kittie & all the dear folk.
15 Olive
17 I consider it a promise that you & Ollie will come in the the winter!
18I am going to paint the whole of my verandah in honour of your coming,
19so you can’t disappoint me.
21 Cron’s mother & sister would be so delighted if you went to see them.
22 I think they don’t quite know whether to consider that visit you
23paid with me as a "call" or not. They are very quiet reserved people &
24go out very little, but I’m sure you would like them both. The
25mother is really a grand old woman whom one respects more the more one
26knows her. Did I tell you that my dear old friends the Browns are
27coming to South Africa next week.
29 Just jot the name of the brush on a card if too busy to write.